This blog post originally appeared on Facebook on 6/10/2017. It has been edited for grammar and formatting. Several people have asked me the same or a similar question over the past year or so: Why are you so hostile to religion these days? Weren’t you brought up Christian? What gives? What follows is as short … Continue reading A Confession of Conviction
More and more I've been thinking recently that pieces of information can be scored according to these three categories... a claim can be placed somewhere on the scale that runs between desirable and undesirable, between true and untrue, and between useful and useless. And these three aspects must not be confused. For instance, telling a child that … Continue reading Desirable | Useful | True
This week on Thinkly, your co-hosts Luke and Zander talk about a couple Tesla firsts, the dangers of football, and the many high-caliber films out now. Then we take a quick dip into the world of wireless signals and cell towers to look at the basics of how carrier networks and mobile devices communicate with … Continue reading Thinkly 15 – More Tesla, More Movies, and Cellular Networks.
It's been a chaotic, exciting past few weeks. But it's time to get back to science, culture, and curiosity! This episode Luke and Zander get excited over Tesla's reveal of the production Model 3 car, marvel at climbing legend Alex Honnold conquering a 3,000ft cliff in Yosemite (without safety gear!!), and discuss the three most … Continue reading Thinkly 14 – Summer! Tesla Model 3, Alex Honnold, and Solar Power
In this episode from June 1st, Luke has to tackle science, technology, and culture without the help of his copilot, Zander. Come along to hear about AlphaGo's campaign to dominate humanity, Penn State's ability to generate electricity where rivers meet the ocean, Trump's plan to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord, and GiveDirectly's experiment to … Continue reading Thinkly 13 – Salt Water Electricity, Paris, and Basic Income